Korean Air to expand its widebody fleet with 20 Dreamliners

Paris, France - Korean Air has placed an order for 20 Boeing 787 on the second day of the Paris Air Show. The Dreamliners of the Korean flag carrier will come in two variants, the 787-9 (10) and the larger 787-10 (10).

The deal is valued at $6.3 billion at list prices. It will quadruple the wide-body fleet of Korea’s flag carrier, which is in the process of expanding and renewing its fleet with modern jets.

"Korean Air is a leading global airline and has become one of Asia's largest transpacific carriers," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing at Boeing.

"We are honored that Korean Air has decided to quadruple its 787 Dreamliner fleet and we will work closely with them to finalize this landmark deal," Mounir added.

The announcement came just before the IAG's mega order commitment for 200 Boeing 737 MAX jets. The manufacturer who is under pressure due to ongoing 737 MAX crisis relieved with the new orders.